Embrace the enchanting charm of the best wedding venues in Charlotte NC , Alexander Homestead. Our venue and team ensure a memorable celebration of your union with the love of your life.

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When you see photos of our secret garden gazebo ceremony area and modern reception hall, you won’t even need to go tour any other venues ;)

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Introduction to Alexander Homestead

With its all-inclusive services, beautiful secret gardens, and a seasoned team of event planners boasting over three decades of experience, Alexander Homestead, the right Charlotte wedding venue guarantees to bring your dream wedding to life. Whether you desire an intimate ceremony or a lively reception followed by dancing and mingling, these exceptional venues in Charlotte are ready to impress and create unforgettable memories.

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Plan Your Wedding at Alexandar Homestead

We’ve created this helpful map so you can visualize your wedding experience at our uptown Charlotte venue. Plan a museum visit, go wine tasting, visit our local secret spots, and make your wedding an unforgettable experience.

What Makes Alexander Homestead a Top-Rated Wedding Venue?

  • A warm and inviting ambiance that sets the tone for a romantic and memorable wedding.
  • Picturesque outdoor spaces and beautiful gardens provide stunning backdrops for ceremonies and photographs.
  • A variety of indoor and outdoor spaces cater to different aspects of the wedding, from ceremonies to receptions.
  • A team of experienced and dedicated staff who are knowledgeable about wedding planning and can assist in creating a seamless event.
  • High-quality catering services with a diverse menu to suit different preferences and dietary needs.
  • Nearby lodging options for the convenience of out-of-town guests.
  • Flexibility in terms of event customization, allowing couples to add personal touches to their special day.
  • Clear contingency plans for inclement weather to ensure a smooth transition for outdoor events.
  • Access to modern amenities and technology for presentations, music, and other event needs.
  • Positive feedback and testimonials from previous couples, indicating a track record of successful weddings.
  • Convenient location with easy access for guests and vendors.
  • Options for themed decor or the flexibility to adapt to different wedding styles and themes.
  • The option for exclusive use of the venue on the wedding day, ensuring privacy and an intimate atmosphere.
  • In-house wedding coordination services to guide couples through the planning process and on the day of the event.
  • Transparent pricing with options that suit different budget ranges.

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Sydney and Josh Wedding Preview

Sydney and Josh wedding preview

The wedding venue at Alexander Homestead is a magical environment that combines these elements, including a cocktail reception, to provide couples with a magical and stress-free wedding venue to celebrate their love and commitment.

Alexander Homestead Venue Spaces

Alexander Homestead venue space

Why choose Alexander Homestead as your destination wedding?

There are a myriad of compelling reasons to select Alexander Homestead for your destination wedding. See below for a few reasons that make us a preferred wedding venue.

Private, Gated, and Spacious Property

  • Secure Grounds: Sprawling property accommodating up to 215 guests.
  • Privacy and Safety: Ample space ensuring a private and safe celebration.
the reception area lit up under the night sky

the reception area lit up under the night sky

Catering Excellence

  • Chef-Prepared Choices: Options for chef-prepared entrees and salads.
  • Tasting Experience: One free food-tasting experience for the couple.
wedding couple enjoying a kiss with a bubble send off

wedding couple enjoying a kiss with a bubble send off

Dedicated Wedding Planner and Coordinator Team

  • Seasoned Planning Team: Coordination of all vendors and services.
  • Day-of Coordinator: Ensures flawless execution on your special day.

Meet the Team Behind the Venue
wedding couple at the gazebo site

wedding couple at the gazebo site

Organized and Structured Planning Process

  • Seamless Experience: Fine-tuned process guiding you from start to finish.
  • Stress-Free Planning: Sit back and relax while we bring your dream wedding to life.
The Bridal Party on the Lawn with gorgeous string lights

the bridal party on the lawn with gorgeous string lights

Complimentary Garden Party Experience

  • Cocktail Hour: Treat your guests to appetizers and refreshing lemonade.
  • Scenic Gardens: Enjoy amidst the beauty of our gardens.
rachel and steven sharing a kiss at their ceremony

rachel and steven sharing a kiss at their ceremony

Set Up and Clean Up

  • Setup and Cleanup: Handled by our team at no additional cost.
  • Unparalleled Experience: No complications based on the number of tables or chairs.
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monique and ted enjoying their first dance as a couple on the dance floor

Exclusive Bridal Suite & Grooms Suite

  • Well-Appointed Suites: Comfortable space for preparation with amenities.
  • Private Restroom Access: Ensuring convenience for the bridal party.
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megan+durham wedding

Rehearsal and Photo Sessions

  • One-Hour Rehearsal: Ensure everyone is prepared for the big day.
  • Two-Hour Photo Session: Capture cherished moments on-site.
lauren and fabian having a special moment

lauren and fabian having a special moment

Expert Vendor Recommendations

  • Curated Vendor List: Stress-free selection process for your wedding team.
  • No Vendor Requirement: Flexibility in choosing your preferred vendors.
megan and her groom sharing a kiss

megan and her groom sharing a kiss


  • Ample Free Parking: Attendants and special access to shuttle buses for guest comfort.

Personalized Layout and Decor

  • Collaborative Design: Work with us to create a layout aligned with your unique vision.
lit up receptiong with gorgeous bistro string lights

lit up reception with gorgeous bistro string lights

Unlimited Beverage Choices

  • Varied Selection: Beer, wine, and seltzers for an optimal guest bar experience.
inside the reception area with gorgeous gold chargers, white chairs and white linens

inside the reception area with gorgeous gold chargers, white chairs, and white linens

Friendly Meal Service

  • Efficient Meal Service: Skilled event team ensuring a delightful dining experience.

Marriage Enrichment Course

  • Virtual Course: Enhance your relationship with our Marriage Enrichment course.
  • Multiple Offerings: Available multiple times a year for your convenience.

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indoor wedding ceremony with hexagon arch and florals

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Heavenly Hitched Options – Unique Venues at AH

The range of wedding venues in Charlotte, NC is just as varied as the city itself. Here are some distinctive and uncommon locations to contemplate for your special event.

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floral set up in focus with the main house behind

The Carriage House

Step into your exclusive retreat within our expansive bridal suite/ready room, just a short stroll from our historic house and your ceremony site. Consider adding an early arrival option for a relaxed and stress-free preparation experience in our luxurious space. Our team is delighted to offer recommendations for skilled hair and makeup artists, ensuring you look and feel your absolute best on your special day. After the ceremony, you and your guests can enjoy the reception area, which is elegantly decorated and equipped to accommodate all your needs.

10 Nates Cabin at alexander homestead

10 Nates Cabin at alexander homestead

Nate’s Cabin

Welcome to Nate’s Cabin, the ultimate lounge and ready room at Alexander Homestead. Tailored with your partner in mind, this spacious and stylish cabin provides the perfect haven to unwind before the significant moment. Feel right at home with comfortable seating, light refreshments, games, and ample space to relax. Whether getting dressed or spending time with your closest friends, this space is equipped with everything you need to feel at ease and confident before exchanging your vows.

the gazebo dressed up with elegant white draped

the gazebo dressed up with elegant white draped

The Ceremony Area

Amidst towering trees and blossoming gardens, our outdoor white gazebo forms a picturesque setting for your wedding ceremony. Utter your vows surrounded by natural beauty, letting the serene atmosphere establish the tone for your special day. With abundant seating space and a backdrop resembling a fairy tale scene, our ceremony area is the ideal spot to commence your wedding ceremony and begin your happily ever after.

spring tulips and blooms at alexander homestead

spring tulips and blooms at Alexander Homestead

The Secret Garden

Enter a secluded oasis and immerse yourself in our breathtaking Secret Garden, where majestic trees and vibrant blooms envelop you in a natural cathedral. Post-ceremony, your guests can revel in a Garden Party, indulging in appetizers and spritzers as they soak in the beauty of our garden paradise. Offering countless photo opportunities, the Secret Garden is also the perfect venue for wedding receptions, leaving you and your guests with cherished memories that last a lifetime.

a firepit under the dusk and twinkling string lights at alexander homestead

a firepit under the dusk and twinkling string lights at Alexander Homestead

Indoor/Outdoor Wedding Reception

Our enchanting indoor spaces at the barn provide the perfect canvas for your special day. Whether you’re envisioning rustic chic or modern elegance, you can shape the wedding of your dreams with your preferred decor. As the sun sets and our team opens the barn doors, you and your guests will be captivated by the seamless indoor-outdoor party ambiance. Socialize beneath the romantic glow of twinkling bistro lights, gather by the fire pit for a cozy atmosphere, and dance the night away with your loved ones. Your wedding reception at our barn is genuinely unique and promises to be a night etched in your memory forever. And what’s more, we have a stunning cocktail bar where your guests can indulge in delicious drinks and raise a toast to your love and happiness.

a beautiful birds eye view of the staircase

a beautiful bird’s eye view of the staircase

Make your wedding day unforgettable.

We’re thrilled to provide you with complimentary additions for your wedding day at Alexander Homestead! These include table numbers for seamless reception seating, large signs to guide guests through the venue, and beautiful table signs. Our commitment to making your special day both beautiful and stress-free means offering these items. Let us contribute to making your wedding day truly unforgettable!

Explore a variety of customizable venue options to enhance the uniqueness of your wedding day. In addition to our standard package, we provide additional items that you can incorporate throughout the venue for an extra fee. Here are some of the available options:

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shepherd hooks lantern

Shepherd Hooks

Enhance the charm of your ceremony aisle by incorporating our exquisite shepherd hooks. Infuse a personal touch by adorning them with flowers or lanterns, creating a uniquely atmospheric setting for your ceremony.




Transform the appearance of your guest tables with our stylish chargers. Introduce texture and dimension to your place settings, providing an elevated visual appeal. Opting to rent them through us offers a cost-effective alternative to purchasing elsewhere.




Illuminate your centerpieces with a romantic glow using our votives and chandeliers. Elevate your table decor effortlessly, adding a touch of elegance and warmth to create an inviting atmosphere for your guests.

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Toast to Forever – Plan with us

Embarking on your wedding planning journey with The Venue Report means you have a team of experts working to make your dream day a reality. From finding your ideal venue to ensuring every detail aligns perfectly with your vision, we take the stress out of planning. Here’s how our service benefits you:

Exclusive rental packages: We’ve built strong relationships with venues and vendors across Charlotte. As a result, we can offer exclusive rental packages, deals, and perks not available anywhere else.

Expert Advice: Our team of industry professionals will guide you through all stages of planning, providing expert advice and peace of mind.

Tailored wedding packages: We understand the importance of individuality. Our range of wedding packages can be customized to suit your specific needs and preferences.

All-in-One Planning: From catering to decor to accommodation for your guests, we handle all the details, so you can relax and truly enjoy your special day.

So why wait? Start your journey with us and prepare to toast to forever, surrounded by people you love in a place that feels just like home.

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Make Your Guests Comfortable – Travel and Accommodations for Your Charlotte Wedding

A big part of ensuring a great wedding experience is making sure your guests feel comfortable from start to finish. After all, these are the people who will stand with you as you embark on this new chapter in your life. Here’s a guide to help your guests travel and find accommodations for your Charlotte wedding:

Getting to Charlotte: Charlotte is easily accessible by air, train, and car, making it convenient for guests traveling from any part of the country or the world. Once in town, the city’s public transit offers multiple options including bus service and the LYNX light rail. Guests can also choose to rent bicycles or use ride-sharing services.

Accommodations: From luxury hotels, cozy bed-and-breakfasts, motels, and resorts, to vacation homes and guest houses, there are plenty of accommodation options in Charlotte to suit every budget and preference. Booking websites such as Booking.com or Airbnb offer a wide variety of options where your guests can book their stay.

Exploring the City: There’s more to Charlotte than just your wedding venue. With museums, brewery tours, the US National White Water Center, and historical exhibits, invite your guests to make the most of their trip and explore the city. Not only will this enhance the value of their travel, but it will also provide entertainment throughout their stay.

See our map above for more.

christine and connor at alexander homestead

christine and connor

Reviews for Alexander Homestead

Discover the firsthand experiences and heartfelt testimonials of those who have celebrated their special moments at Alexander Homestead. Dive into the reviews in this compilation and experience the tales of couples who selected our venue for their weddings, crafting enduring memories. Discover the captivating environment and committed staff that contribute to making Alexander Homestead a beloved option for memorable celebrations. Allow the testimonials of our contented clientele to lead and motivate you as you embark on the process of organizing an extraordinary occasion at our outstanding location.”

“We held our son’s wedding at Alexander Homestead. We have had weddings in the family before, but this one was truly an incredible experience! Not only is the venue breathtaking, but it also offers the flexibility to be a comprehensive one-stop experience tailored to your preferences, all at a comparable or even lower cost than if you were to arrange everything separately. The grounds and facilities are so breathtaking that you don’t need to expend resources in making the banquet room presentable. Having a bridal session before the wedding is an additional advantage that they offer. The pictures and social media posts were stunning. Our planner effectively managed every detail, ensuring a smooth and stress-free experience. The food was incredible, and it was quite impressive to see the barn doors open and close for the buffet. If the misting rain had continued, it would not have been a problem. I simply cannot express my enthusiasm adequately! Literally, every guest commented on the venue and the staff! I cannot stress enough how much I recommend this gem!” – Cami T. 11/11/2023

“Our dream wedding was brought to life by Alexander Homestead. If you are searching for a venue that provides all-inclusive services and takes care of the logistical aspects, Alexander Homestead is the ideal choice. The venue takes care of everything from the napkins, tables, and decor to the food and ceremony. The best perk of working with Alexander Homestead is having your own wedding coordinator/event manager who handles everything for you leading up to the wedding and the day of the wedding. Our event manager was Carolann and she was fantastic! She was a pleasure to work with and made sure that our wedding went off without a hitch! We are truly grateful for the work she put into making our wedding day so special.” – Alexia M. 10/25/2023

wedding couple walking on the brick path at alexander homestead

wedding couple walking on the brick path at Alexander Homestead



  • With temperatures ranging from the high 70s to the mid-50s, it is recommended to bring lightweight clothing options as it can be difficult to accurately predict the exact level of warmth or coolness during the spring.
  • The cost of a Charlotte wedding venue can vary depending on the type you desire, ranging from approximately $1,500 to nearly $17,000 for 50 attendees. Larger gatherings may incur higher expenses.
  • The typical expense of a wedding in Charlotte is $31,315, although it can vary greatly depending on the vendors, venue, and size of the wedding.
  • The cost of staying at a bed & breakfast in Charlotte ranges from $89 to $150 per night, offering a cozy atmosphere, particularly for those who have traveled a great distance.

How much does a Charlotte Wedding Venue cost?

Contact us at Alexander Homestead to inquire about our pricing and discover how we can tailor our offerings to suit your needs. Additionally, our brochure contains all the essential details you need to make informed decisions about planning your special event with us.

What are the different ‘types’ of wedding venues in Charlotte?

Charlotte prides itself on offering myriad wedding venues to suit every couple’s unique style and preference. From traditional to unconventional, urban to rural, luxury to budget, here are some different ‘types’ of wedding venues you will find in Charlotte:

Ballroom: A dedicated indoor space characterized by elegance and sophistication, perfect for formal events and large gatherings. The ballroom-type space features a dance floor and ample seating for guests.

Barn venues: Rustic charm meets versatility in a barn setting, offering a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. Ideal for those seeking a country or vintage-themed event.

Beach venues: They are a serene and picturesque setting, perfect for wedding ceremony locations and relaxed celebrations. They provide a natural backdrop with the soothing sounds of waves and coastal beauty.

Waterfront: Similar to beach venues but not limited to sandy shores, waterfront locations offer scenic views of lakes, rivers, or ponds, providing a tranquil and visually appealing setting. Additionally, some waterfront venues even provide stunning skyline views, adding a touch of urban charm to the natural beauty of the surrounding water.

Estate: A venue with expansive grounds and often a historic mansion, an estate offers a sense of grandeur and sophistication. Ideal for those desiring a luxurious and private atmosphere.

Garden: Lush greenery, blooming flowers, and manicured landscapes characterize garden venues. Perfect for outdoor ceremonies and receptions, creating a romantic and natural ambiance. It is an ideal setting for a cocktail reception, allowing guests to enjoy the beautiful surroundings while sipping on their favorite drinks.

Historic venue space: A venue with rich historical significance, often featuring unique architectural details and a sense of timeless charm. Ideal for those who appreciate the beauty of the past.

Tented: An outdoor venue where a tent is erected to provide shelter. Tented venues offer a versatile option, allowing for an open-air experience with the added flexibility of protection from the elements.

Venue Hunting: We know the coolest spots for tying the knot in North Carolina. Our diverse list includes estates, vineyards, barns, rooftop spaces, and more. No matter what your style is, we’ve got you covered.

How many guests can Alexander Homestead accommodate?

Nestled on our expansive 5-acre property, you’ll discover a picturesque garden, contemporary indoor event space, a tranquil pond featuring a waterfall and stream, and a charming historic house erected in 1903. Our temperature-controlled barn is equipped to accommodate seated weddings and events for up to 215 guests. Positioned conveniently within the city, Alexander Homestead ensures easy accessibility for all. Couples are drawn not only to the seamless planning experience but also to the myriad photo opportunities, from the captivating gazebo to the enchanting garden.

When is the best time to plan a wedding in Charlotte NC?

Charlotte’s weather is generally mild and enjoyable throughout the year, making it an excellent location for weddings at any time. However, specific times are more favored due to the pleasant climate and beautiful scenery they offer:

Time of Year


Popular Wedding Season



Spring (March to May)

Mild temperatures, blooming flowers

High demand for venues, pleasant outdoor conditions

Book early for prime dates

Summer (June to August)

Warm to hot temperatures

Peak wedding season, outdoor ceremonies popular

Consider heat for outdoor events, book well in advance

Fall (September to November)

Mild temperatures, vibrant foliage

High demand for venues, popular for outdoor weddings

Book early for both venues and vendors

Winter (December to February)

Cool temperatures, potential for occasional cold snaps

Lower demand for venues, potential cost savings

Consider indoor venues

Choosing the time of your wedding would largely depend on your preference for an indoor or outdoor celebration, your desired theme, and your comfort level with Charlotte’s seasonal weather. With careful planning, any season could be the perfect time for your wedding in Charlotte.

Is it possible to plan my destination wedding remotely?

Yes! We have a strategic, virtual plan in place to make planning easy and fun for out-of-town clients. This has become common and our expert team has a natural flow whether you’re here in town or not. Our many couples planning remotely do enjoy scheduling fun appts. like cake tasting and final meetings, when they’re here in town, but not necessary.

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Schedule your visit with Alexander Homestead

To schedule your visit to Alexander Homestead, you can contact the venue through various communication channels.

  • You can place a call on the designated contact number: (704) 737-1023, and speak directly to Nicole.
  • Alternatively, you can also visit our official website: https://alexanderhomestead.com/. There you can find more detailed information about their services and possibly an online scheduling feature for arranging your visit.
  • Social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram are also powerful tools to get a visual understanding of the venue and its existing engagements. Click here to browse our Instagram.
  • It is recommended to schedule your visit well in advance due to the venue’s high demand, especially during the prime wedding season.